Instructables: exploring - outside - water - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:36:41 PDT BLOX v1.01 Anti-theft Kayak Cable http://www.instructables.com/id/Anti-theft-Kayak-Cable/
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Sat, 12 Nov 2011 18:04:40 PST
Solar Water Heater for Pool http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Water-Heater-for-Pool/
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Thu, 9 Jun 2016 18:43:00 PDT
How to Construct a Simple Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Construct-a-Simple-Boat/
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Fri, 20 Jun 2008 23:14:23 PDT
Three Essential Groups of Wild Edible Plants http://www.instructables.com/id/Three-Essential-Groups-of-Wild-Edible-Plants/
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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 22:36:01 PST
Water Balloon Launcher http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Balloon-Launcher/
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Mon, 15 Aug 2011 10:22:50 PDT
Go Rafting (on the cheap!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Go-Rafting-on-the-cheap/
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Wed, 22 Apr 2009 01:22:54 PDT
How to build a river raft frame http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-river-raft-frame/
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Tue, 24 Apr 2007 15:10:24 PDT
water rocket launcher http://www.instructables.com/id/water-rocket-launcher/
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By: robert

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Wed, 14 Nov 2007 11:26:18 PST
Surf every river! http://www.instructables.com/id/Surf-Every-River/
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Mon, 29 Feb 2016 07:02:23 PST
DIY Water Treatment Tower http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Water-Treatment-Tower/
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By: WaterWorksLife

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Fri, 6 Nov 2015 10:04:35 PST
Homemade Hot Tub http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Hot-Tub-1/
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Wed, 23 Dec 2015 18:45:32 PST
Fire Hot Tub http://www.instructables.com/id/Fire-Hot-Tub/
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Sat, 12 Dec 2015 06:10:04 PST
Cheap Homemade Rainproof Backpack Cover (That Also Saves the Planet) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Homemade-Rainproof-Backpack-Cover-That-Also/
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Sat, 30 Jun 2012 05:39:31 PDT
DIY Water Treatment Train http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Water-Treatment-Train/
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By: WaterWorksLife

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Fri, 6 Nov 2015 10:07:35 PST
How To Blow Out a Sprinkler System http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Blow-Out-a-Sprinkler-System/
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Mon, 20 May 2013 16:44:01 PDT
How to Start Fire with Water! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Start-Fire-with-Water/
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Thu, 17 Jan 2008 13:47:48 PST
How to Make a Fire with Wet Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Fire-with-Wet-Wood/
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Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:33:34 PDT
Project rRaft - Building a Raft out of Water Bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Project-rRaft-Building-a-Raft-out-of-Water-Bottl/
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Wed, 28 Jan 2009 07:58:13 PST
10 beach hacks with 2L bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/10-beach-hacks-for-2L-bottles/
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By: Justin Tyler Tate

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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 02:06:39 PDT
Portage cart for canoes and kayaks http://www.instructables.com/id/Portage-cart-for-canoes-and-kayaks/
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Sun, 10 Jul 2011 15:08:18 PDT
DIY swimming pool cooler. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-swimming-pool-cooler/
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Sun, 22 Jun 2008 19:14:07 PDT
Build a Milk Jug Raft! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Milk-Jug-Raft/
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By: PopsicleGhoul

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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 17:20:43 PDT
How to purify your water http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-purify-your-water/
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Mon, 19 Sep 2011 02:49:34 PDT
How to make a DIY Mosquito Trap http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-DIY-Mosquito-Trap/
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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 12:44:59 PDT
Fast and Easy, PVC Water Run!!! (for under $100) http://www.instructables.com/id/Fast-and-Easy-PVC-Water-Run-for-under-100/
Fast and Easy, PVC Water Run!!! (for under $100) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/YFGF/IBTF70ZH/FGYYFGFIBTF70ZH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/YFGF/IBTF70ZH/FGYYFGFIBTF70ZH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/YFGF/IBTF70ZH/FGYYFGFIBTF70ZH.SMALL.jpg BKLaRue After constructing a "Fast and Easy PVC Kids Fort" for my 8 year old daughter, I was left feeling inspired. Being that the 4th of July was coming up (and because the heat/humidity in NC can be a bit oppressive in the summer), I decided to build something fun (and wet) for my kids to play with outsid...
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Tue, 7 Jul 2015 15:47:09 PDT
Backyard Dunk Tank http://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Dunk-Tank/
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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 19:58:55 PDT
Garden Rock Water Feature http://www.instructables.com/id/Garden-Rock-Water-Feature/
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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:27:18 PDT
Super Duper Slip and Slide http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Duper-Slip-and-Slide/
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By: Stryker

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Mon, 25 May 2015 19:36:50 PDT
How to build a huge water rocket http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-huge-water-rocket/
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Sun, 17 May 2015 04:04:04 PDT
Emergency Duct Tape Stash http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Duct-Tape-Stash/
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By: More Cowbell

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Tue, 12 May 2015 13:24:16 PDT
Laundry to Landscape Greywater System http://www.instructables.com/id/Laundry-to-Landscape-Greywater-System/
Laundry to Landscape Greywater System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/OTYF/I9CM29HJ/FEHOTYFI9CM29HJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/OTYF/I9CM29HJ/FEHOTYFI9CM29HJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/OTYF/I9CM29HJ/FEHOTYFI9CM29HJ.SMALL.jpg a03326495 This design and much of the information contained within are borrowed with permission from Art Ludwig's website: OasisDesign.net. The Laundry to Landscape greywater system was developed by Art Ludwig of Oasis Design and published unpatented into the public domain for all to use. If you want to spre...
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Wed, 6 May 2015 21:06:26 PDT
How to Make a Wasp Trap from an Old Plastic Jug. http://www.instructables.com/id/Reuse-an-Old-Plastic-Jug--How-to-Make-a-Hornet-Tra/
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Sat, 31 May 2008 20:52:09 PDT
Backyard Pond and Waterfall: No Experience Necessary! http://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Pond-and-Waterfall-No-Experience-Necessar/
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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:03:49 PDT
How to Check if Your Home Has a Hidden Leak http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Check-if-Your-Home-Has-a-Hidden-Leak/
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:05:49 PDT
Mini Cabin Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Cabin-Boat/
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Wed, 8 Feb 2012 09:17:28 PST
Portable Bicycle Water Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Bicycle-Water-Pump/
Portable Bicycle Water Pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/FFKO/I88LO03M/FCCFFKOI88LO03M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/FFKO/I88LO03M/FCCFFKOI88LO03M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/FFKO/I88LO03M/FCCFFKOI88LO03M.SMALL.jpg Treadmaps This is how to make a portable bicycle water pump out of a couple simple Off The Shelf items. You can even transport the pump and stand together while attached to the bike. There are no modifications to the bike. Just a little pounding and cutting to the pump. It can pull water from 10 feet down...
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Wed, 8 Apr 2015 22:37:02 PDT
DIY Water Tank For Camping (Gravity Fed) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Water-Tank-For-Camping-Gravity-Fed/
DIY Water Tank For Camping (Gravity Fed) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/7CR9/I81GDLX8/FR97CR9I81GDLX8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/7CR9/I81GDLX8/FR97CR9I81GDLX8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/7CR9/I81GDLX8/FR97CR9I81GDLX8.SMALL.jpg i.hate.karl.kilburn A lot of times when I camp, I camp in remote areas with no utilities, including water.Since I find water to be quite important, I take it with me.I built a little micro camper (see my other instructables) and I needed a way to carry a fairly large amount of water easily. So I carry it in a tank on t...
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Fri, 3 Apr 2015 09:55:35 PDT
Backpacker's Bottle Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Backpackers-Bottle-Cooler/
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:57:49 PDT
Biosand Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Biosand-Filter/
Biosand Filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/E1PR/I6NI3KUF/FE6E1PRI6NI3KUF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/E1PR/I6NI3KUF/FE6E1PRI6NI3KUF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/E1PR/I6NI3KUF/FE6E1PRI6NI3KUF.SMALL.jpg jimmypat A biosand filter is a simple type of water purification system that uses sand, gravel, gravity and some simple engineering to purify water contaminated with biologics and some chemicals. Its structure is generally made of concrete or plastic and is filled with layers of gravel and sand that encoura...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:48:27 PST
How to Find Shark Teeth http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Find-Shark-Teeth/
How to Find Shark Teeth - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/OEZ4/I63EVV4M/FPGOEZ4I63EVV4M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/OEZ4/I63EVV4M/FPGOEZ4I63EVV4M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/OEZ4/I63EVV4M/FPGOEZ4I63EVV4M.SMALL.jpg to'bryant Do you live near the beach? Love the outdoors? Are your kids full of energy? Do you want to get them outside to explore, learn and get some fresh air? Maybe you're looking for some fun on a budget? Are you individual with a thirst to learn hands on? Or do you simply love to hunt for objects, live fo...
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:31:53 PST
Underwater lights - insulated in old jam jars http://www.instructables.com/id/Underwater-lights-insulated-in-old-jam-jars/
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Sat, 7 Feb 2015 10:50:50 PST
Simple Solar Cooking Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Solar-Cooking-Jar/
Simple Solar Cooking Jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/4V8K/I3THAT2F/FNS4V8KI3THAT2F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/4V8K/I3THAT2F/FNS4V8KI3THAT2F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/4V8K/I3THAT2F/FNS4V8KI3THAT2F.SMALL.jpg hegure_ryu This instructable will show how to use mason jars to pasteurize water or cook using only the sun and simple items from your pantry and kitchen. Needed Items You will need: Mason Jars or large glass jars; black paint masking tape shiny reflective material oven bag or larger glass enclosure optiona...
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:39:13 PST
Pocket Sized Water Sterilizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Sized-Water-Purifier/
Pocket Sized Water Sterilizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/1W4D/I0NOM98I/FNS1W4DI0NOM98I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/1W4D/I0NOM98I/FNS1W4DI0NOM98I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/1W4D/I0NOM98I/FNS1W4DI0NOM98I.SMALL.jpg MaxM2 It sounds like magic, but it's just electrochemistry. All you need is a pencil, some titanium wire, and a battery to start purifying water. The voltage between the graphite and the titanium converts H2O and a little table salt (NaCl) into NaClO, sodium hypochlorite, also known as bleach. Run the rea...
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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:55:35 PDT
No Mess winter Garage to keep the shop dry http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Mess-winter-Garage-to-keep-the-shop-dry/
No Mess winter Garage to keep the shop dry - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/NXS4/I0HYOP3X/F46NXS4I0HYOP3X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/NXS4/I0HYOP3X/F46NXS4I0HYOP3X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/NXS4/I0HYOP3X/F46NXS4I0HYOP3X.SMALL.jpg jeffbuffington23 This project was one of my better ideas. I have a 2 1/2 stall garage and use the side of it as my shop. I wanted something better to walk on then concrete, but didn't want it to get all messy in the winter. So I came up with this. I created a floor plan and layout to see how much flooring I would ne...
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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:44:34 PDT
Laminar Flow Water Jet for Under $25. http://www.instructables.com/id/Laminar-Flow-Water-Jet-for-Under-25/
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Wed, 1 Sep 2010 11:36:01 PDT
Backyard Recirculating Splash Pad http://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Recirculating-Splash-Pad/
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:13:27 PDT
A Survival Water Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Survival-Charcoal-Filter/
A Survival Water Filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/2AD3/HZ5DTYZW/F1B2AD3HZ5DTYZW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/2AD3/HZ5DTYZW/F1B2AD3HZ5DTYZW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/2AD3/HZ5DTYZW/F1B2AD3HZ5DTYZW.SMALL.jpg ethanb34 In the world we live in, you never know what is coming next. Fires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters can lead to apocalypse-like situations. That is why you should always be prepared to be able to survive in many conditions. One key factor to survival in all situations, is getting clean ...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:10:47 PDT
Refurbish a Skin on Frame Kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/Refurbish-a-Skin-on-Frame-Kayak/
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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 18:51:28 PDT
Sharked kayak trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/Sharked-kayak-container/
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Fri, 26 Jul 2013 23:48:02 PDT
Cheap solar hot tub/spa/pool water heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-solar-hot-tubspapool-heater/
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Thu, 11 Aug 2011 20:12:00 PDT